The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 2: The Adaptable Ape

The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 2: The Adaptable Ape

We take our journey out of Africa for granted, but scientists have long wondered how early humans found a way through the greatest desert on Earth. In the second episode of his Great Human Odyssey series, anthropologist Niobe Thompson brings us inside new discoveries that finally explain this incredible achievement and prove our ancestors did it twice as early as scientists thought possible. Next, we discover how humans survived the journey onwards, into a world completely foreign. How did they survive new diseases and adapt to environments from the tropics of East Asia to the Arctic? And what happened when our ancestors met Neanderthals?

  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015
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Subjects
Human evolution [LCSH] Human beings -- Migrations [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- Geography [LCSH] Geography [LCSH] Anthropology [LCSH]
Team
David Suzuki (Host), Niobe Thompson (Director), Sandra Tober (Production Coordinator), Emma Radford (Producer), Tom Radford (Producer)
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